Geneva Lake Museum

255 Mill St, Lake Geneva, WI 53147 Directions
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Report | 4 months ago
Excellent place. Just give yourself enough time to go through it all. Far better than walking the streets going in and out of over priced shops.
Report | 6 months ago
Nice place; Great docent; Larger than expected; Lots of hands-on.
Report | 6 months ago
Quite an enjoyable family trip!
Report | 6 months ago
Allow about an hour or so Hidden gem of Lake Geneva
Report | 7 months ago
This is an excellent small museum with plenty of Lake Geneva, and even Chicago, history. The guides were very friendly and provided lots of information....we learned a lot! The kids really enjoyed being able to touch the artifacts while learning about them. Highly recommend a visit while exploring Lake Geneva and surroundings!
Report | 7 months ago
A hidden treasure!
Report | 7 months ago
Family oriented
Report | 8 months ago
Great place, love that is hands on!
Report | 8 months ago
I have never been there before and found this wonderful museum because of the Groupon. Me and my family had a wonderful time. We all enjoyed the fact it was a hands on museum. My granddaughter was able to touch and learn things while enjoying the time spent there. I would recommend experiencing this place if you are in the area. I also have to add that the two ladies working there were so friendly and helpful. We had a fabulous time. Thank you!!!
Report | 8 months ago
Great place to discover our past! Hands on exhibits and very educational.
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Situated inside the historic Power & Light building, the Geneva Lake Museum replicates Lake Geneva's Main Street from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Inside the museum, visitors stroll around admiring the turn-of-the-century Georgian and Italianate architecture that forms historic stores, a school room, and a 1920s dental workstation, among other spaces. Guests may walk into the rooms themselves and closely examine old-fashioned farm implements, a telephone switchboard, or Potawatami tools and arrowheads. Beyond Main Street, museum visitors can study up on Frank Lloyd Wright's Hotel Geneva or the Chicago & North Western Railway. Sightseers can also explore Lake Geneva, the city's namesake and a 7.6-mile body of water that empties into the White River. The lake is surrounded by a 23-mile public path, which makes the area attractive to Midwesterners who want to take a scenic day trip or ducks that want to train for a marathon.

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